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Nov 27 2021

About half of Stamford students are Hispanic. And the school district is focusing on how to reach their parents.

Stamford Advocate By Ignacio Laguarda STAMFORD – Jenny Canepa couldn’t hold back her emotions during a recent school board meeting. The Ecuadorian-born mother of a Stamford Public Schools student still struggles to understand and speak English, which is why she was thrilled to see the district provide a Spanish-speaking translator through the online Zoom application…
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Nov 11 2021

Nonprofit leaders, veterans: Stamford mayor-elect Caroline Simmons unveils policy team heads

Stamford Advocate By Brianna Gurciullo STAMFORD – Mayor-elect Caroline Simmons on Wednesday unveiled the leaders of 10 committees that will craft policy recommendations over the coming weeks for her administration’s first 100 days and beyond. Fran Pastore, the CEO and founder of the Women’s Business Development Council, and Simon Koster of Digital Currency Group will…
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Oct 8 2021

An Emmy win for UConn: Professor Oscar Guerra’s win for ‘Love, Life, and the Virus’

The Daily Campus By Zachary Wisnefsky Last Tuesday night, the 42nd News Emmy Awards were held virtually. In the penultimate award of the night – the coveted Best Story in a News Magazine Emmy – UConn’s own Professor Oscar Guerra took home the prize for his documentary “Love, Life and the Virus.” His film follows a…
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Afghan refugee crisis

Sep 10 2021

Westporters Help Afghans. You Can, Too.

By Dan Woog The news from Afghanistan – though horrifying – can seem thousands of miles away. For Westport attorney Sam Leaf, it’s right next door. He and attorney Jennifer Williams of Stamford-based Building One Community have teamed up to help a Connecticut man rescue his family from the Taliban. Their client – whose name is withheld…
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Aug 15 2021

New community initiative brings drug addiction services to Stamford streets: ‘These are our neighbors’

Stamford Advocate By Pat Tomlinson. STAMFORD – Bonnie Kim Campbell looks out at the city’s West Side, where she’s lived all 66 years of her life and sees a diamond in the rough. To her, the West Side is a tight-knit, diverse community of people, many of whom have called the neighborhood their home for…
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Aug 2 2021

Could Stamford Health’s ‘No Barriers’ be a model for future health campaigns? Its CEO thinks so

Stamford Advocate By Michael Cummo STAMFORD – Judy Veliz was struggling to schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine by searching online for openings nearby, so she called the Americares Free Clinic of Stamford. The clinic is one of the partners that has been working with Stamford Health as part of a program called…
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